The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Listen to the Daily Reading for September 8, 2016, The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 2:5-11 BRETHREN, have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did...

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Egyptian Christians Critical of Parliament’s New Church Construction Law

Egyptian Christians Critical of Parliament’s New Church Construction Law

Local Leader Claims New Law Maintains Unreasonable Restrictions on Christian Community 09/01/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Egyptian Parliament has approved the long-awaited church construction law that was meant to ease restrictions Christians face in regards to building churches. The law...

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National Philoptochos Louisiana Floods Relief Fund

National Philoptochos Louisiana Floods Relief Fund

September 1, 2016 Dear National Board Members, Metropolis Presidents and Boards, Chapter Presidents and Stewards of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, On behalf of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, I extend heartfelt greetings to you as we commemorate the Feast of the Indiction, the first day of the...

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Orthodox Community Action Teams Assist in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

Orthodox Community Action Teams Assist in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

More than 40,000 homes have been damaged after powerful floods swept across much of Baton Rouge last month.  The race to clean homes before mold and other health hazards set in is a challenge as more hands are needed to help in the short-term response and long-term recovery.  Orthodox Christian...

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Clergy Gather to Celebrate Name Day and Retirement for Archbishop Alypy

Clergy Gather to Celebrate Name Day and Retirement for Archbishop Alypy

On Monday, August 16/29 and Tuesday, August 17/30, 2016 clergy from throughout the diocese and throughout the United States gathered in Des Plaines/Chicago, Illinois to celebrate the name’s day of Archbishop Alypy, retired bishop of Chicago & Mid-America. At the festive Divine Liturgy on August 17/30, the day of the...

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God is on your side!

God is on your side!

Have you ever been afraid of somebody who is really there to help you? Maybe you’ve been a little scared of talking to a teacher or going to the doctor. Maybe you have seen a police officer or firefighter, and you wanted to hide. Sometimes we are frightened of somebody...

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The Parish Stewardship Program: An Overview, part I

The Parish Stewardship Program: An Overview, part I

STEWARDSHIP AND THE STEWARD Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life which acknowledges our responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship is to promote our spiritual growth and strengthen our faith. We become Stewards when we believe in God and begin to act on our beliefs. As Orthodox...

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The Sacraments

The Sacraments

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT He appointed the priests to their offices and encouraged them in the service of the house of the Lord.  II Chronicles 35:2   Good morning Prayer Team! The dictionary defines encouragement as “the action of giving someone support, confidence or hope.”  The church provides encouragement through worship,...

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